Updating my verizon blackberry 8830 firmware
As it turns out, this is a common problem with the Verizon 8830 (note to Verizon: learn from Dell’s mistakes, and quit screwing with the firmware of the phones you sell).Also turns out the Motorola Q that was having issues was not the phone’s fault, I ran into someone with one from Sprint, and it worked just fine.
and this's link to download 8830 OS 4.5 (beta, but highets). If the phone has registered to a CDMA network, you must write down CDMA info before unlock. CDMA device can be use on another network or not depend operator.• Makes upgrading software on the device quicker and easier.To download the software update, please visit vzam.net/blackberry.It’s no secret that I’ve never been a big fan of Verizon, but it’s the cell provider that my employer uses, and since they pay for my cell phone, I don’t really have much choice.It’s also no big secret that I am a die hard Black Berry fan (until there is something that has equivalent functionality, including a user changable battery – I’m looking directly at you i Phone).Well it’s been my experience in the past with Dell hardware that is malfunctioning that like 90% of the time flashing the problem device with the actual manufacturer’s firmware resolves the issue.
Ok, mission defined, let’s flash the firmware on the Black Berry 8830 with some standard RIM firmware and see what happens.
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It turns out that RIM does not have “standard” firmware for their devices.
They instead redirect you to download the latest Black Berry OS from your device manufacturer! Flash forward 6 months to last week (yeah I just pulled off a flash forward and a flashback at the same time, I RULE! I am once again having lunch with the previously mentioned 8820 owning friend, when he shows me the latest Balck Berry 4.5OS on his 8820. Apparently the 8830 is only carried by Verizon and Sprint, and there is not an updated OS for it available yet.
So I sucked it up and after several replacement Q’s had the same issues, I told my boss that the Q just wasn’t cutting it, and I needed to upgrade to a Black Berry.